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James K. Polk, Volume II: Continentalist

By: Charles Grier Sellers
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This definitive biography of James K. Polk covers the most important years of Polk's political career - from a twice-defeated gubernatorial candidate in Tennessee to dark-horse candidate for the presidency and one of the most successful first 18 months of any American president.

The months of Polk’s administration covered here contain the bulk of his expansionist program - the annexation of Texas, the settlement of the Oregon boundary with Great Britain, and the war with Mexico that led to the acquisition of California and New Mexico. This period also covers the first session of the 29th Congress, which produced under Polk’s guidance the most important domestic legislation of any congress of the century.

Originally published in 1966.

©1966 Charles Grier Sellers (P)2019 Charles Grier Sellers

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